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Swedish diplomat in 'seventh heaven' following release from Iran

Swedish diplomat in 'seventh heaven' following release from Iran

Swedish citizen Johan Floderus said he was in seventh heaven following his release from an Iranian prison on Saturday, in a recording published on the Swedish government's website on Sunday.Sweden and Iran carried out a prisoner exchange on Saturday with Sweden freeing a former Iranian official con


Sweden says Russian military jet violated airspace

Sweden says Russian military jet violated airspace

Swedish fighter jets intercepted a Russian military aircraft after it briefly violated Sweden's airspace on Friday east of the Baltic island of Gotland, the Nordic country's armed forces said on Saturday. Swedish Foreign Minister Tobias Billstrom called the airspace violation "unacceptable" and sa

Europe's far right seeks policy influence to match seat gains

Europe's far right seeks policy influence to match seat gains

Europe's nationalist parties capitalised in the European Parliament election on voter disquiet over spiralling prices, migration and the cost of the green transition and will now seek to translate their seat gains into influence on EU policy. Nationalist, populist and eurosceptic parties were on c

Tensions flare on Poland-Belarus border as more migrants arrive

Tensions flare on Poland-Belarus border as more migrants arrive

Surrounded by lush forests, a dozen people huddled near a razor-tipped fence along the Belarus border, waiting for a chance to scale it or push aside its slats to head west into Poland.   On the other side, armed Polish border guards and soldiers walked and drove back and forth, keeping a cl

Denmark's prime minister assaulted in Copenhagen, man arrested

Denmark's prime minister assaulted in Copenhagen, man arrested

Denmark's Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen walked away following an assault by a man in central Copenhagen on Friday and had no outward signs of harm, a local resident told Reuters. "Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen was beaten on Friday evening at Kultorvet (square, red.) in Copenhagen by a man wh